Top honeymoon destinations for 2018

With so many honeymoon destinations to choose from, it can be one of the hardest parts of the wedding to choose. You could go for a beachside getaway, a road trip to see the sights, an adventure into the wilderness or even a city break. These days there is a huge choice and we love reading into what couples are choosing every year and how this changes with different trends.

To get an idea of what couples may be choosing this year, we reached out to three top travel brands. We asked them what destinations are proving to be popular with honeymooners this year and why you should consider these destinations. What’s your favourite? Let us know!

Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco

Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco

with VIRGIN HOLIDAYS

The best way to start off married life – an adventure! Exploring the open roads of Pacific Highway 1 with its dramatic scenery, beautiful beaches and quaint towns that dot the coastline.

Discover your own Los Angeles hot spot, whether it is window shopping along Rodeo Drive, celebrity spotting on Sunset Strip, hiking up the canyons, watching the sunset on Santa Monica beach, driving through the Hollywood Hills with its stunning views and amazing homes.

Take in the bright lights of Las Vegas, with all of its extravagance. Stand and watch the awe-inspiring fountains of Bellagio, take a gondola through Venice, enjoy Vegas’s nightlife which can be as romantic, sophisticated or exciting as you want.

Then head to San Francisco, the City on the Bay. Discover local neighbourhoods each offering a different experience, take a cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf and look out across one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Bike across the Golden Gate bridge and lunch in Sausalito whilst looking across the San Francisco. Eat in some of the finest restaurants in the world. So much to see and discover…

For further information, visit virginholidays.co.uk

The Colors of Sunset. Venice, Italy.
The Colors of Sunset. Venice, Italy. Credit: Nancy Kimbrough, Virtuoso advisor

Italy

with VIRTUOSO

Italy is a sensual destination that’s perfect for honeymooners. They can experience this passion in the cuisine, fashion, design and overall lifestyle – the Italians are among the best at slowing down and savouring life.

The country offers remarkable diversity as well, but no matter where honeymooners venture, they will enjoy historic charm combined with modern conveniences for today’s travellers. It’s no wonder we see Italy continue to entice newlyweds, especially considering it is home to some of the most stunning, romantic and renowned places in the world: the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Venice and the newly discovered Puglia.

Couples looking for less-visited destinations can discover Italy’s beauty in quieter settings which allow for a more personal experience. Those include everything from boutique hotels in Lake Como to resorts in Sardinia to getaways in the Dolomite Mountains. With so many wonderful options, newlyweds will likely choose a few places so they can experience more of this eternally beloved country.

For further information, visit virtuoso.com

Hobart harbor during sunset panorama view towards the Tasman bridge

Tasmania

with BLACK TOMATO

Honeymooner’s with a love for all things gourmet should look no further than Tasmania. An often overlooked corner of The Antipodes, Tasmania is a treasure trove of foodie delights and rich cultural heritage. Due to its varied landscapes and rich coastlines, the island of Tasmania is abundant with natural produce and incredible seafood.

Take a trip to Bruny Island where you’ll explore sweeping coastlines and bays and learn to harvest oysters straight from the seabed. You’ll be staying at the beautiful Saffire Freycinet lodge – a hidden luxury retreat on the Freycinet peninsula on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast.

The peninsula is characterised by sheltered white sand beaches, dramatic wilderness and those breath-taking vistas of Wineglass Bay. Towering walls of pink and grey granite, patched in orange lichen, soar dramatically out of the water, whilst timid wildlife and beautiful orchids grace the lush green forests of this national park. This region is also a gourmands paradise, and visitors can feast on local oysters, mussels, olives, cool climate wines and the creamiest ice cream that’s produced in the region.

For further information, visit blacktomato.com

Where will you be heading on your honeymoon in 2018? Let us know in the comments below!